Transportation

Fleet Vehicles and Driver Training

Grinnell College owns fleet vehicles that can be used for College-related business by approved College drivers, which includes faculty, staff, students, and volunteers. Drivers must complete the approval process, as directed by Facilities Management, in order to reserve a fleet vehicle. Please contact Facilities Management for information regarding this process.

Fleet vehicles are picked up and returned to the Campus Safety parking lot. Drivers must present a valid driver’s license when checking out a fleet vehicle.

Bus Service

Trailways

Trailways Bus Service provides regular route service between Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL.  This route has a pick-up and drop-off location at Grinnell College in front of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center.  To search schedules and purchase a ticket, please visit the Trailways website or call 1-800-992-4618 option 2.

Rental Car Service

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1-800-257-1136 or (641) 752-1000 

Enterprise rentals can be picked up and returned to the Campus Safety Parking Lot. Additional fees may apply for pick-up and drop-off at this location.  Please contact the rental office in Marshalltown or visit the Enterprise website for reservations.

Shuttle Services

Local Shuttle

People Rides Transportation Service

People Rides provides transportation services to everyone, regardless of age, income, or disability. Their vehicles are handicap accessible to serve the diverse needs of their clients.  The People Rides public transit service provides convenient, low-cost transportation for trips that either originate or end in Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Tama counties. Trips can be for work, medical appointments, shopping, education, social, or any other transportation need.

To schedule a ride, contact People Rides dispatchers at least twenty-four hours in advance at 1-888-616-4298 or (641) 752-6202. For more information on People Rides and the Region 6 Planning Commission, please visit the Region 6 Planning Commission website

*The subsidized vouchers (tickets) purchased at the Department of Campus Safety are not eligible for individual transportation arrangements made following the aforementioned process.

People Rides provides scheduled service to Grinnell College via its Southside Shuttle route – Grinnell. The pick-up and drop-off location for this service is in front of the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center. Round-trip tickets can be purchased at the Campus Safety Office located at 1432 East Street for $3.00.

The Southside Shuttle route operates Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and provides service to Hy-Vee and Walmart. The first shuttle departs at 9:15 AM and returns to campus at 11:15 Am and the second shuttle departs at 10:30 AM and returns to campus at 12:15 PM.

People Rides routes and fare information are subject to change annually on July 1. To learn more about the routes, fare information, and current shuttle schedules, please visit the People Rides website

Out-of-Town Shuttle Service

Learn more about the shuttle and shuttle schedule at Transportation and Shuttles for Students located on the Facilities Management website.

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